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Radiance:Love after Death

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Radiance: Love after Death
From XOXO Publishing
Author Debra Jayne East
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Marena Jacobs was not your typical heroine. She was in her forties, overweight, divorced and a workaholic. She never thought she would be looking for love again at her age. Driving home one rainy night to Eden, North Carolina, a near fatal car accident spirals h
ebook, 251 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by XOXO Publisher
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Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love After Death
Debra Jayne East
After twenty years of marriage, Marena never imagined she would find herself alone. She thought her marriage was forever, not taken out of her grasp by a cheating husband. She pushed herself into her work, getting so exhausted that she didn't have to think about the pain of it all. She had picked up a pizza and knew her son Brian would be home. It was raining, lightening lit up the sky and the power was flickering off and on down the street as she drov
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
About the book:

When Marena Jacobs drove home on a cold, rainy night to Eden, North
Carolina, she never expected to meet the man of her dreams, after she
died. Surviving a near fatal car accident, she slowly recovers from a
traumatic brain injury and crushed leg. In the months ahead, she
remains haunted by what happened in the seconds of time she passed from in to death. Was it real or imagined?
Before the accident, her life had almost come to a tragic end.
Contemplating suicide, she found a crooked he
Leigh Verrill-Rhys
Mar 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Radiance is the story of a severely depressed divorcée whose life takes an unexpected diversion following a near-fatal traffic accident. Marena Jacobs is a thirty-plus woman with a good job, a ‘fine son’ and many friends, but the betrayal of her husband sends her life crashing to a black pit. Though spiraling out of control, she discovers a heart-shaped rock that restores some semblance of hope. On a stormy night, she sees a young, hooded man just before her car stalls at traffic lights and is s ...more
D. Allen
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: D. Allen Wright.

I'll admit to not being particularly religious upfront, but this romantic tale even caused me to doubt my own beliefs regarding the existence of angels.

Beautifully written, Debra Jayne East, succeeds in bringing together a couple, the woman in her forties, and the man, his sixties, engaged in a love affair that not only transcends age differences, but life and death, itself. Not only did she make it believable, she made me root for this unlikely pair to overcome the
Karen Magill
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book that caused you to cheer and cry at the same time? Have you ever gotten so involved with the characters in a book that you feel as if they are real? And have you ever finished a book and felt like mourning because it was over? That’s the way I felt when I read Radiance: Love After Death.

When Marena Jacobs is involved in a car accident that very well should have taken her life if not for the intervention of otherworldly forces, the divorcee realizes how incomplete her li
Brenda Perlin
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Autumn leaves danced on the sidewalk from the strong wind and scurried in circles as if they were alive."

I love the way Miss East writes. Her images engulfed my senses and I was excited to get into this story but even more, her words took hold of me from the instant I started reading. She has a special style to her writing that when you are reading, the words come alive and the story takes flight. It is a rare gift she possesses and by my account it is a pleasure.

The writing is not just smooth
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Debra Jayne East has created a beautiful world where love never dies and anything is possible. Even though most romance novels are written with a woman reader in mind, as a man, I feel a connection with these characters. We have all gone through ups and downs, and we all hope and pray for a happy ending. The author holds out that hope for all of us.

I also love the setting of the story. The mountains in North Carolina are beautiful. I can picture this story happening there. The name of the town,
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the chance to read this awesome book, I could not put it down i had to know what happen next. Merana Jacobs is a single mom and she loves her son very much. Merana gets in a car accident but she makes it alive. She decides to leave her old home and go live somewhere else so can start out with a new life. She meets this guy name David who is blind and can't see but they become friends. Merana finds out more about on how she made it alive from the accident. I could go on about this book but ...more
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I like the idea of this book and plot kept me reading.This is a love story with trials. I found the that seeing through another persons eyes can be very enlightening. I got caught up in David's character. I wanted to find out how things turned out for Marena and David. This is a special story about second chances for life and love. This is a clean read that has no swearing or sex.

The down side of this story. I found the flow a bit choppy and inconsistent. I kept reading as I wanted to see how th
Roseanne Wilkins
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Radiance by Debra Jayne East is the first romance I've read where the main character is over 40 and overweight. An accident leaves Marena in a coma where she loses a lot of weight. Her love interest, David, can see her inner beauty even before she's lost her weight. It was refreshing to read a romance where the main character is an older, divorced women. It gives a feeling of hope that when one relationship dies, a better one can take its place. I enjoy books where faith is evident, and this boo ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just read Radiance: Love After Death by Debra Jayne East

This is a lovely old-fashioned romance story, even though it is definitely paranormal. It’s nice to see a 40+-year-old woman who falls in love with the man of her dreams. She has lots of problems to overcome, both physical and emotional. It is a sweet story and has a wonderful ending.

The story was excellent, but it was in desperate need of editing and formatting, which sometimes was a distraction. Even so, the book was a wonderful read.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finished this in 2 days as could not wait to see if this was a Happily Ever After story. Marena is blindsided by a cheating husband and divorce and buries herself in work until she is exhausted. Coming home from work tired, crying, and not knowing how to go on anymore, she is in a car accident. She flatlines several times and somehow manages to live. She still has to now rehab and get on with her Her friend, Serena, suggests she house sit for Serena's parents for a change of ...more
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